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Tip of the Week – Creating a Report Note

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
 
How can I create a note and have it show in my report?
 
When performing a take-off, an estimator will invariably run into situations that are not made clear by the blueprints. The key, when faced with this situation, is to communicate clearly to the customer what decision was made. One of the ways…

Choosing the right PrebuiltML Software for your needs!

  ~VS~ 

So sooner or later everyone notices that we have a couple of programs available (PrebuiltML X and ProTrade) and the questions arise:

Which software is right for our use?
What is the difference in the software?
How about cost (and this includes the question “Can we buy the program outright instead of on a subscription basis”)?
How do Support…

Tip of the Week – Length Volume (LVM)

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
 
I need to estimate the cubic yards of concrete for a footing and stem wall. Is there a way to do that? 
 
The Linear Volume formula is used when the estimator needs to determine the cubic yards of material needed to cover a linear measurement. A common use for this tool would be estimating…

Turn up the VOLUME!

That is Volume as in quantity – something new from PrebuiltML! Sales Guy again, and our latest release has included volumes of concrete and fill for PrebuiltML X and ProTrade! 

Cubic Yards are now included in the quantities available and – as always – at no extra charge. This isn’t an add-on or module to buy. We don’t work that way.…

Tip of the Week – Dockable Windows

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
 
What are Dockable Windows and how will they help?
 
Dockable Windows are windows that the user can relocate to other areas on the same screen or move to an additional screen should the user have multiple monitors. This process can increase the usable drawing area within the digitizer window and allows a user to…

Time for the Sales Guy to jump into the blog, and my first post concerns…..

CUSTOMER SUPPORT!

Sales is going to discuss Customer Support. Sales and Support here at PrebuiltML get along together. There is a simple reason for this – Sales will not promise what we don’t offer and Support is outstanding in what they do. 

Customer Support is more than knowledge and ability. Customer Support is an attitude.
There must be a desire to work with…

Tip of the Week – Rename and Remove Custom Products

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
 
Have you created a custom product that you would like to rename or completely remove from your master template file?
 
In previous software versions, deletion or renaming of a custom product was not an option. Therefore if a custom product had been created in the base template and was no longer needed, the user acquired a…

PrebuiltML ProTrade – New Software Release 4.2.1

 
PrebuiltML ProTrade
New Software Release 4.2.1:
Estimate Volumes!

 
Existing Users: Log in to your account to get the latest verions!
New Users: Get these latest features in a Free, 14-Day, fully featured trial version!
 

 
What’s New?
Concrete, Rock and Dirt –
Find your Cubic Yards now!
 

Estimating Volume – Have you been wanting to estimate how many yards of concrete you need for your slabs? Or…

PrebuiltML X – New Software Release 4.9.6

 
PrebuiltML X New Software Release 4.9.6:
Estimate Volumes!

 
Existing Users: Log in to your account to get the latest verions!
New Users: Get these latest features in a Free, 14-Day, fully featured trial version!
 

 
What’s New?
New Tools, Updated Features
1 – Estimating Volume – Have you been wanting to estimate how many yards of concrete you need for your slabs? Or how much dirt you will…

Tip of the Week – Show Scale within Pages List

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
 
After scaling your pages, have you ever wanted to show scale in the Pages List?
 
During a takeoff, many times there will be several pages scaled differently. How does the user know what the page has been scaled to? This and more information is available in the right click options that may not be…